MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions

University of Liverpool

Program Description

MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions

University of Liverpool

MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions

This exciting Philosophy Masters programme gives you the opportunity to study art, history of art, aesthetics, design, film and other related academic subjects. We'll also cover the theory and practice of curating and museology.

A major attraction of the programme is our active collaboration with CAVA (Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts) and local cultural institutions including Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool, METAL, the Bluecoat, Static, and Culture Campus.

There is a module on the practices of cultural institutions involving a number of galleries and museums in the city.

You'll be able to extend this understanding via a Research Skills and Placement module which includes an internship either within an external cultural institution or in the University’s own art gallery and museum. There is also an exciting opportunity for one student each year to undertake a 3 to 4 month Tate Studentship, working closely with curators, carrying out loan research and aiding with the installation of a major exhibition.

The programme is structured around five core (compulsory) modules: two main topics modules, in which members of staff teach weekly seminars on their own research interests in aesthetics and the theory and history of art, Cultural Institutions (which takes place at a range of galleries and museums in the city), a Research Skills and Placement module and a supervised Dissertation over the summer. Students also take two elective modules, chosen from a list of relevant modules available in the Department and across the University.

Key Facts

Internationally renowned

The department has an international reputation for its work in Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Art.


Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation.

Tuition fees (Home/EU)

The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows:

Fee for this course: £5,300

International students

International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University.

International fee for this course: £12,200

Financial Support

Information on sources of funding may be obtained by visiting the University web pages or by contacting us using the form on this page. Please note that application deadlines may apply to scholarships.

Postgraduate Taught Student Awards

A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University.

International Students

The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply.

Career prospects

Our programmes aim to equip students with the general and widely applicable analytical, argumentative and problem solving skills and abilities valued by employers. Some of our postgraduate students have gone on to a career in academic Philosophy, but a variety of careers are open to those obtaining postgraduate Philosophy degrees, including business, management, the law, the media, the arts, computing, the Civil Service and teaching.

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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
5,300 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 5,300 GBP
Home/EU; International fee for this course: £12,200